Avant Premieres (6)

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AYKA

Ρωσία/Russia, Καζακστάν/Kazakhstan, Γερμανία/Germany, Πολωνία/Poland, Κίνα/China, 2018, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Sergey Dvortsevoy | Σεν./Scr.: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Gennadij Ostrovskij | Φωτ./Cin.: Jolanta Dylewska | Μοντ./Ed.: Sergey Dvortsevoy, Petar Markovich | Ηθ./Cast: Samal Yeslyamova, Aleksandr Zlatopolskiy | Παρ./Prod.: ARTE (in cooperation with), Eurasia Film Production, Juben Pictures, Kinodvor, Otter Films, Pallas Film, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel | Διαν./Distr.: Rosebud 21 | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 100’

Ayka just gave birth. She can’t afford to raise a child. She has no job, debts to be paid, not even a room of her own. But there is no way to suppress her natural instincts.

Nominated for the Palme D’ Or at Cannes Film Festival 2018, Best Actress Award for Samal Yeslyamova.

8 ta dakrya tou vounou

 

The Mountain Tears

(Τα Δάκρυα του Βουνού)

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2018, έγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Στέλιος Χαραλαμπόπουλος/Stelios Charalambopoulos | Φωτ./Cin.: Δημήτρης Κορδελάς/Dimitris Kordelas | Μοντ./Ed.: Πιέτρο Ραντίν/Pietro Radin | Μουσ./Mus.: Πλάτων Ανδριτσάκης/Platon Andritsakis |Παρ./ Prod.: Περίπλους/ Periplous, ΕΡΤ/ERT, Άρκτος/Arktos, Ε.Κ.Κ./G.F.C | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 111’

This is the odyssey of a group of stone craftsmen at the beginnings of stormy 20th century. Far away from their place, hunted, blocked from wars and clashes sooner or later each one of them will disappear and only their leader, like another Ulysses, would keep on wandering.

Official selection at the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

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Euforia

Ιταλία/ Italy,2018, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir: Valeria Golino|Σεν./Scr: Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella, Valeria Golino, Walter Siti | Φωτ./Cin: Gergely Poharnok| Μοντ./Ed:Giogio Franchini|Μουσ./Mus: Nicola Tescari | Ηθ./Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ferrari, Valentina Cervi, Jasmine Trinca | Παρ./Prod: HT Film, Indigo, Rai Cinema | Διαν./Distr.: StraDa Films | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 115’

A hard situation forces two brothers to come together and discover they're more alike than they believe.

The film was nominated for the Queer Palm and for the Un Certain Regard Award in Cannes Film Festival 2018.

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Yuli

Ισπανία/Spain, Κούβα/Cuba, ΗνωμένοΒασίλειο/UK, Γερμανία/Germany, 2018, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Icíar Bollaín | Σεν./Scr.: Paul Laverty | Φωτ./Cin.: Alex Catalán |Μοντ./Ed.: Nacho Ruiz Capillas | Μουσ./Mus.: Alberto Iglesias | Ηθ./Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Carlos Enrique Almirante, Laura de la Uz | Παρ./ Prod.: Eurimages, Galápagos Media, Hijo de Ogún, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC), Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Match Factory Productions, Morena Films, Movistar+, Potboiler Productions, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida | Διαν./Distr.: Seven Films | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 109’

Yuli is a gifted boy who doesn't want to be a dancer but who, forced by his father Pedro, and tutored by the professor and director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, Cherry, will become one of the best dancers of his generation, breaking taboos on becoming the first black dancer to play Romeo at the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged his stellar career and his legend for 17 years.

The film won the Jury Award – Best Screenplay at San Sebastian Film Festival.

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Dovlatov

Ρωσία/Russia, Πολωνία/Poland, Σερβία/Serbia, 2018, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Aleksey Alekseivich German | Σεν./Scr.: Aleksey Alekseivich German, Yulia Tupikina |Φωτ./Cin.: Lukasz Zal | Μοντ./Ed.: Daria Gladysheva | Ηθ./Cast: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka | Παρ./Prod.: SAGa, Metrafilms, Message Film (co-production), Art and Pop Corn (co-production) | Διαν./Distr.: AMA Films | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 126’

The film charts six days in the life of brilliant writer Sergei Dovlatov who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

Nominated for Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.

 

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Approach

(Επαφή)

Ελλάδα/Greece, 2017, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Τώνης Λυκουρέσης/Tony Lykouresis |Σεν./Scr.: Τώνης Λυκουρέσης/Tony Lykouresis, Δημήτρης Εμμανουηλίδης/ Dimitris Emmanouilidis, Δομνίκη Μητροπούλου/Domniki Mitropoulou | Φωτ./Cin.: Θοδωρής Μιχόπουλος/Thodoris Michopoulos | Μοντ./Ed.: Λάμπης Χαραλαμπίδης/Lambis Charalambidis | Μουσ./Mus.: Θοδωρής Οικονόμου/Thodoris Oikonomou | Ηθ./Cast: Νένα Μεντή/Nena Menti, Άκης Σακελλαρίου/Akis Sakellariou, Χρήστος Λούλης/Christos Loulis, Αλεξάνδρα Αϊδίνη/Alexandra Aidini, Βασίλης Κουκαλάνι/Vassilis Koukalani |Παρ./Prod.: BOO Productions, ΕΡΤ/ ERT(συμπαραγωγή) IMAGINA AE (συμπαραγωγή), 2/35 Α.Ε. (συμπαραγωγή),  Ε.Κ.Κ./G.F.C (με την υποστήριξη) | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 89’

Five stopped elevators. Unknown to each other, they are trapped. They look like ordinary people, but they all have internal phobias, hidden agendas and oppressed feelings. The tension is staggered. There is no communication - only bittersweets, angry men and women. Hell in four squares. The war begins.

Official selection at 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.